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General dentist near Benbrook, TX
Dr. Mark Givan and his team provide quality general dentistry services in the Benbrook, TX area. Prepared with outstanding credentials, extensive experience and a caring heart for his patients and their well-being, Dr. Givan give the term “general dentist” new meaning.
The heart of general dentistry
At the center of general dentistry is this philosophy: prevent oral health problems before they start. If problems do occur, fix them by conservatively sparing natural tooth structure, and use quality materials and modern methods to restore oral health to its brightest and best condition.
General dentists such as Dr. Mark Givan near Benbrook, TX recognize the mouth-body connection--that is, what happens in your mouth impacts the rest of your body. So, tooth decay and gum disease, major causes of tooth loss in the United States, are linked to systemic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular problems, hypertension, arthritis, dementia, stroke. And, the list goes on, not to mention how a smile’s appearance affects self-image and interpersonal and professional success.
So, your general dentist in the Benbrook, TX area performs many preventive, restorative and cosmetic dental services in his bright, patient-centered office. He coordinates when a patient requires referral to more complex services such as those performed by an oral surgeon.
What to expect at a check-up
Dr. Givan updates a patient’s medical and surgical histories at every semi-annual visit. He takes digital x-rays as needed and also:
- Checks teeth for signs of decay, chips, cracks and problems with restorations already in place
- Performs an oral cancer screening on each patient over the age of 18
- Assesses jaw joint function, bite and tooth wear, looking for signs of grinding (bruxism)
- Looks for signs of gum disease (redness, swelling and recession) and performs periodontal probing to measure gum pocket depth
Each patient receives a thorough tooth cleaning and polishing to remove plaque and tartar, leaving teeth bright and shiny.
When he encounters problems, Dr. Givan explains his findings and recommends appropriate treatments. For children, and some adults, he may advise fluoride treatments and plastic sealants on deeply grooved molars to protect against tooth decay.
Additionally, he screens for obstructive sleep apnea, a potentially hazardous sleep disorder that threatens systemic health. Dr. Givan often prescribes customized mouthpieces which correct for sleep apnea. He uses mouthguards to treat teeth grinding and TMJ dysfunction and to protect teeth during sports.
Restorative services from your dentist in Benbrook, TX
To repair/replace damaged teeth, Mark Givan DDS delivers:
- Tooth-colored fillings, crowns, bridges and dentures
- Dental implants
- Root canal therapy
- Periodontal therapy for gum disease
Of course, he is available to advise on dental emergencies and to treat them as necessary.
Cosmetic dental services
Dr. Givan believes a full-service dental practice must address aesthetic concerns. He offers professional teeth whitening and porcelain veneers to brighten tooth enamel and correct gaps, chips and other defects that detract from smiles.
Contact the office
Dr. Givan and his team welcome residents of the Benbrook, TX area and beyond. Contact the staff to arrange a general dentistry consultation.